Aubrey De Selincourt's 'Sailing - A Guide for Everyman' is addressed primarily to those who may from time to time have felt some stirrings of a wish to sail, but have as yet no practical experience in the handling of boats. "e;What's sailing like? Why do people who love it, love it so much?"e; That kind of unspoken question I have made some attempt to answer; and I have gone on to explain, in the briefest possible compass, the basic elements of the art of seamanship: those few things without a knowledge of which no man can take a boat to sea. The book also contains a wealth of useful information, such as the British system of buoyage, the regulations about lights and the rules for preventing collisions at sea.